Mrs Stear's assembly address on leadership:

I find it fitting to entitle this assembly as DO WHAT IS RIGHT! IT SHOWS LEADERSHIP as today during this assembly we will announce the Senior Prefects for 2018 and it is important for them to do what is right.
I am going to read to you what the bible said about this topic. This is a very short bible reading and it comes from Judges 17 verse 6.
“everyone did what was right in his own eyes” 
I am going to repeat that:
“everyone did what was right in his own eyes”
Does this attitude sound familiar to you? It seems that good morals are frowned upon. People refuse to accept that we have an absolute standard of morality in our God and his words. God decides what is right and what is wrong. Not us. You hear people say “What is right for you is not necessarily right for me” The bible is the benchmark by which we need to measure our lives, our decisions and ultimately our future. Do we secretly follow the rules of our own hearts or do we truly live a life that even in secret would reflect Christian principles.
I want to encourage you all today to look at your lives. Are YOU living your life the way God wants you to? Or are you just making up your own rules of right and wrong? Look at all aspects of your life. Think about the things that you do that will be offensive to God. Try and live your life based on the principles in the bible and in such a way that you would never be embarrassed to have God look in on you.
I am now going to read you a few quotes on Leadership. Think about these quotes carefully.
Example is not the main thing in influencing others – it is THE only thing.
I cannot give you the formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure: TRY TO PLEASE EVERYBODY.
He who has never learned to obey cannot be a good commander.
He who has learned to obey will know how to command
And lastly
The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort, but where he stands in moments of challenge and controversy.
Let us Pray:
Heavenly Father, please help me to bring all areas of my life in line with what YOU want and accept. Help me overcome those aspects of my life that displease you. Amen.

Congratulations to the 2018 Prefect Body: 

Omhle Bissett, Aziwe Booi, Shannon Butler, Shaakirah Cornelius, Aton De Vos, Tammy Jaftha, Octavia Johannes, Mateenah Langford, Valentina Longari, Sinovuyo Madlavu, Phumza Mandla, Chulumanco Mayi, Drew Minter, Mpumelelo Mpshe, Lara Naidoo, Kyla van Deventer


Junior Prefects



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Grade 8 orientation 2018

BY Mrs R. Meyers

On Wednesday, 17th January the Grade 8s were officially welcomed into our school with a 2 hour orientation programme presented by  Miss R. Meyers (Grade 8 Grade Head and 8C Register Teacher), Mrs J. Myburg (8G Register Teacher), Mrs H. Ferreira (8R Register Teacher) and Mrs K. Stear (Principal).
The presentation was interactive with the purpose of informing the Grade 8s of the rules and regulations of our school, the Riebeek way of life and to prepare them on a practical basis for the transition from junior to senior school.
Amongst the topics discussed were: “How to achieve academic success”; “Conflict resolution in the classroom”; “The power of peer pressure”; and “The importance of extra-curricular activities”.
Mrs Stear also spoke to the girls about our new initiative called “Spirit of the College”, this initiative encourages learners to participate in school activities and to be part of  Riebeek life. The school’s vision for 2018 was also shared: “Ubuntu”. We explained to the girls that we would like our school to be a place where our interactions are based on our inter-connectivity, where the Riebeek Tribe practice compassion, kindness, generosity, respect, honesty and conscious awareness and asked them assist in achieving and sustaining our goals because Riebeek is a special place with a great spirit.
We would like to thank Mrs K. Stear, Mrs S. Gerber, Miss R. Meyers, Mrs J. Myburg and Mrs H. Ferreira for their immaculate input in ensuring that the Grade 8 orientation programme would be a huge success, and it was. Lastly, WE would like to thank the Grade 8s of 2018 for their amazing school spirit, being hopeful and excited to start their high school careers. May your new journey at Riebeek College be far and beyond what you imagined.

 January 21, 2018
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BY Drew MInter

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 January 21, 2018
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BY By Sinovuyo Madlavu

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 January 21, 2018
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